2007 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

Some might say it’s not fair to offer a cruiser that looks and runs this good right off the showroom floor. Wonder what they’ll say when you’ve added a few custom touches of your own.

Gleaming chrome, a retro studded seat and loads of torquey muscle will have you itching to ride. Swing a leg over, fire up the massive V-twin engine, and then settle in for a nice long ride - maybe even past midnight.

Key Features


  • Road Star Midnight model features special Raven lacquer, a beautifully finished chrome front end, chrome levers, switches and master cylinder, a comfortable and cool seat, and special “Midnight Star” logo on speedometer face.
  • 102-cubic-inch V-twin-powered beauty, in a long, low, hardtail-look frame, with plenty of customization potential built in.
  • Modern engineering and materials, including ceramic composite cylinder liners.
  • Air cooling, hydraulic valve lifters and belt final drive reduce maintenance requirements to a minimum.


 Engine


  • 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled, pushrod OHV 48-degree V-twin pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance.
  • Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance. Ceramic composite cylinder bore plating ensures greater durability and optimal heat dissipation.
  • Single Mikuni 40mm CV carburetor with throttle position sensor features electronic fuel and accelerator pumps, carburetor heater and handy side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.
  • Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance with low RPM at highway speeds.
  • Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and creates lower center of gravity by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.
  • Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, dependable starting.
  • Two-into-two exhaust system features beefy, staggered shotgun dual pipes putting out a soulful V-twin exhaust tune.


 Chassis/Suspension


  • Solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid-look, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32-degree rake.
  • Extra-long 66.5-inch wheelbase creates long and low retro profile, added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.
  • Telescopic 43mm front forks with stainless steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps.
  • Out-of-sight link-type, preload-adjustable rear shock provides 4.3 inches of wheel travel for great handling and a plush ride.
  • 16-inch cast wheels shod with tubeless tires for a classic, yet sporty look while providing confidence-inspiring handling and excellent grip.
  • Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature four-piston calipers with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for strong, linear stopping power, backed up by a 320mm single rear disc.
  • Lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life and quiet operation.


 Additional Features


  • Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish feature rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
  • Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge as well as low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
  • LED taillight and clear turn signal lenses with amber bulbs for a custom look, great visibility and reduced current draw.
  • Full-size floating-type rider floorboards are roomy and comfortable.
  • A two-piece heel/toe shifter, and braided stainless clutch and throttle cables add even more comfort and style.
  • 5.3-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light means exceptional cruising range.
  • Seat and fork locks both integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.
  • Handy dual underseat helmet holders.
  • Powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.
  • 12V 18-amp-hour maintenance-free battery ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.


Specifications

  • MSRP
    • $12,099 (Raven) Available from July 2006
  • Engine
    • Type 102 cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled, pushrod OHV, 48-degree V-twin
    • Bore x Stroke 97 x 113mm
    • Compression Ratio 8.3:1
    • Carburetion 40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor
    • Ignition Digital TCI
    • Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed
    • Final Drive Belt
  • Chassis
    • Suspension/Front 43mm Telescopic fork; 5.5" travel
    • Suspension/Rear Single shock, link-type; 4.3" travel
    • Brakes/Front Dual 298mm discs
    • Brakes/Rear 320mm disc
    • Tires/Front 130/90-16
    • Tires/Rear 150/80-16
  • Dimensions
    • Length 98.4"
    • Width 38.6"
    • Height 44.9"
    • Seat Height 28"
    • Ground Clearance 5.7"
    • Wheelbase 66.5"
    • Dry Weight 688 lb.
    • Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal.
  • Other
    • Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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